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>> we've heard some shaking and running up and down the hall. next thing i know people are yelling, get out of the building, get out of the building. >> reporter: it happenedover night at the summer bay resort. 150 people were hurt when the hole suddenly opened. one vacation -- vacationer caught a big part of collapse on his cell phone. >> people were like, is it really happening? what's going on? we're not sure. you just have to leave the building, the property because it is collapsing beneath us. >> reporter: everyone got out safely but some guests made it out with very little time to spare. >> one woman was laying on the tube. the tub just levitated and that's when she grabbed some
shorts and came out with nothing. >> reporter: there were no problems at the resort before sunday night. melanie woodrow. >> they are caused by florida's geology. the state sits on land stone, a rock that easily disintegrates with water. and derek valcourt joins us with more on the decision in the case of porter. >> reporter: her attorneys argue -- argued that she was acting in self-defense.
at first carla porter blamed herself only in the death of her husband. >> have you ever seen him before? >> no, no. >> reporter: porter initially lied to investigators but then later admitted of hiring this man and four of his family members to shoot own kill her husband. >> what happened to the girl? >> she was just being really mean in the last four days. >> reporter: porter told the judge she endured verbal abuse from her husband. and her attorneys said he planned the murder in her own defense. but prosecutorred blasted back that carla porter was lying about the a abuse. they said she has hat 3-1/2
years to come up with the worse story. even if these stories are true, he said it does not provide carla porter for any defense for what she's done. the real question before the jury right now, is will this be a case of first degree murder, perhaps second degree murder or voluntary manslaughter. little doubt in anybody elseless minds elseless -- elses mind. she will also be charged with murder because she herself admitted that she took part in the planning of that murder. >> porter could face life in prison without the possibility of parol. notorious gangster whitey bulger is found guilty. and vic is in the newsroom with details. >> reporter: the 83-year-old once on america's most wanted list could spend the rest of
his life behind bars. he is charged with committing and being involved in 18 murders. he was also convicted of racketeering and conspiracy. bulger showed no emotion as the decision was read. in 1984 he evaded arrest. bulger was captured years later in 2011. he was living with his girlfriend in an apartment that also contain add stash of guns and more than $800,000 in cash. bulger did not take the stand in his own defense telling the judge, quote i didn't get a fair trial. this is a sham. you do what you want with me end quote. denise, back to you. >> the panel deliberated a total of 18 hours over four days. security is tightened in the case of manning. the video shows manning at the defense table and the judge on
the bench. it is set to a track of people yelling free manning. manning is expected to make a statement himself on wednesday. he faces up to 90 years in prison for leaking classified documents to the website wikileaks. a man is busted at vwi airport with a gun. tsa officers found a gun with five rounds and an addition magazine with six rounds last week. the man from lancaster california was headed to las vegas. firearms of course are not permitted in carry on bags but they can be transported in checked bag s if they are unloaded, properly packed and declared to the airline. the harbor point deal boat happens tonight. that's when the controversial plan to give $175,000 to will go before the full baltimore council. groups against the vie -- financing say they will continue to fight against the
financing and protest outside the hall. a final vote is expected sometime next month. well, weather wise a mixed bag. some sun, some clouds. it's not raining however. here's a live look outside, are things changing overnight. meteorologist chelsea ingram and bob turk have the forecast. >> our weather never really staying the same too long. we do have a weather passing later tomorrow. we may see showers in storms dropping as early as late late tonight maybe 2:00 or 3:00 in the morning. already some stuff to the north of us, southwest of us and west of us will continue to track the radar and see exactly when they're expected to get here. we're at 89 with the dewpoint back down again. that's good news, you're drying down a little bit. 77 in oakland, 80 in ocean city. so chelsea now back with a look at what we expect to happen tomorrow and perhaps during the middle of the week, chelsea. >> reporter: we are going to
see a frontal passage with attitude moving through today into tomorrow. we're going to see very strong thunderstorms developing, some which could be severe. main threats including flooding downpours and damaging winds. part of our area are is under slight risk for severe weather heading into tomorrow. again damaging winds, large hail and heavy downpours. that's what we're looking at. for now let's go back inside to you guys. >> all right, chelsea, thank you. another road win for the orioles. they leave san francisco with a win streak. but adam jones is crying foul. jones has turned to social media to address an incident, jes. >> reporter: a lot of baltimore area athletes are on social media like twitter and faceback and instagram but now adam jones is going online and saying that a fan from san francisco threw a banana at him during sunday's game.
>> goodbye, home run. adam jones a line drive shot to left. >> reporter: a three run home run sunday afternoon in san francisco. orioles all star adam jones is having an incredible season, until then. after the o's 10-2 win against the giants, jones went on twitter to address a disrespectful fan. he said i want to thank whatever e ex --/expletive. >> i hope they threw him out of the stadium. >> reporter: unfortunately they weren't. there's no video of the incident. the team issued this statement. the giants have a zero toll -- tolerance against this time of
behavior. orioles fans also took to social media. shean down says classless. who takes a banana to a baseball game any way. charlie mccabe says says it's disgusting. and adam says, jones should not have even addressed it. that's what this person wanted. and jones says he may give up social media all together. giant's organization says they're reviewing the stadium surveillance over this incident. >> jones hit a 3-run home run in the top of the ninth and was two for four with four rbis in that game. all right still ahead on wjz eyewitness news at 5:00, bittersweet we union. a father and daughter reunite a week after her kidnapping and murder of her brother and
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depend on the commuter train. and now there's something new on the m.a.r.k. penn line. >> reporter: it's the view from the bridge, the pedestrian walkway is now. >> 15 years ago when we would have events it was to apologize for trains breaking down or for the tracks for being in poor repair. >> reporter: who can forget in 2010 when the incidents were routine. >> it was terrible, it was so hot. it was traumatic. >> there's people who passed out on the train. >> reporter: some mark train service issues may remain a challenge but access is markettedly improved for the 1,300 commuters who use the therp station. >> making mass transit a much more available and attractive option. these are things we can only do together. >> reporter: that means corporation with the federal government which kicked in 22
million for the project. >> i'm one of those people who drives back and forth to washington every day because of where i live and my schedule, i tell you, being able to take the train back and forth to washington creates jobs in our community. it also saves lives from heart attacks and things like that because of the traffic problems. >> reporter: the washington station is also showing improvement. the daily average ridership reached 39,000 in the month of june an all time record. i'm pat warren, now back to you on tv hill. >> since 2007, $532 million have been invested in mark train improvements. if you're waiting for someone to get home from work let's check on the roads with christie breslin at traffic control. >> hi kai hi everyone. no pick anymore in the northbound direction. heavy delays from temonium road. we have a couple of accidents that are contributing to that.
on the north side interloop, westbound interloop watch for break lights from southwestern boulevard past liberty. average speed 32 miles per hour. as far as northbound 45 goes, 85 split to mountain road. other accidents include 100 eastbound at 95. 25 south bound at one. 25, wilkins avenue and also art museum drive. traffic just barely moving there at the westbound direction. that's around swan road. this traffic report is brought to you by ocean city tourism. visit oc ocean.com. back over to you. >> thank you, christie. if you like your fireworks from outer space then now is the time to look up. we are at the peak of a meteor shower that arrives every august. alex demetrick reports behind the harmless display is the
potential for mass extension. >> reporter: 1992 was the last time comet swift tuttle was visible. ice and debris boiling off to form a tail. and every august earth passes through what's left of that tail generating the sparks and flashes of the meteor shower. >> the one center part of the meteor shower are dust size or a little larger. the reason they show up in our atmosphere is because they're traveling very fast. friction, just like when you rub your hands together it gets very warm. these things rub together and they ignite and that's what you see in the night sky. >> reporter: cities produce way too much light. >> we can't predict where they're going to be you want to get a wide view of the sky as dark as possible. >> reporter: the tuttle has also created worry. its next decent looked like it
would hit the earth or moon. that has now been recalculated to 3479. it would cause mass extinction, provided we're still here if it hits. alex demetrick. >> now it's called the persit meteor shower because it seems to come from the constalation persius. and hopefully it'll be dark enough to see. >> and is it going to be? >> unfortunately it's going to be coming in in the direction of the light. >> well there's our answer. >> we'll come back and take a >> we'll come back and take a lo,,,,,,,,
temps right now around the state. 89 in dc. we had 89 a minute ago but it went up to 91. 77 oakland, 80 in ocean city. 80 in cumberland and locally temperatures in the mid-80s. normal high today is now 86 so we got above that. 84 annapolis, 86 in columbia and 85 westminster and bell air. we now have a bit of a west wind. it brought some drier air during the afternoon. which means it's more comfortable right now than it was earlier in the day. ahead of the front that front will kick up some showers and thunderstorms already. a batch here, once again in the midwest. they've had just deluge after deluge, training thunderstorms one after the other. there's also a front starting to develop from the upper michigan into iowa. that is going to focus this
moisture across the ohio valley to kentucky and that will be moving into the area late late tonight. maybe up to 3:00 or 4:00 in the morning. to the north i have a north found that's sliding across new york state. it's a little cooler down south. we do have a good chance of getting rain in the area as we mentioned. the best chance for severe weather, really drenching down. pouring gusty wind and hail will be east to our region. particularly eastern shore, delaware and southern portions of the western shore. maybe around 7:00 and along the shore of maryland that will be in the afternoon. but overnight, showers and thunderstorms could develop in the region. heavy downpours. the good news is once this front moves through the area tomorrow afternoon, drier, cooler air moving in. and this is a real taste of fall. there could be temperatures in the upper midwest back at night in the upper 30s. could break some records. this is a good air mass coming
from central canada and it will dominate our air into the beginning of the weekend. so after today no extreme temperatures at all. i call them 91 today. a little bit on the warm side. bay temps at 79. slowly but surely coming down. thunderstorms activity overnight, low of 70. could be some strong storms even in the morning. there could be some heavy downpours on your way to work. 7:00, 8:00 in the morning. could be some strong storms in the area. so be careful with the driving. could be a mess in the morning. then we have a chance in the afternoon for more showers then it dries out in the afternoon. still to come at 5:00, nsa leaker a hero? why oliver stone says he is in his book. >> after a series of misconduct
allegations, an investigation into the anne arundel police department is complete. coming up what the task force found. i'm mike schuh, and this is chloe celebrating the first year anniversary of the animal assistance program. if chloe could talk. the story next. and here's today's report from ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,
it is just before 5:30, 91 degrees and mostly sunny. good evening thank you for staying with wjz eyewitness news. here are some of the stories people are talking about tonight. wrong doing in the anne arundel county police department? an independent police task force revealed its findings. wjz is live at anne arundel county. monique griego is there with the latest in the investigation. >> reporter: today the task force gave police a list of recommendations. the task force said it did not find any deep rooted corruption, just a few bad people causing problems. a scandal involving a council member left the police department in turmoil. >> it became apparent that the
problems within our department required swift actions. >> reporter: laura newman formed a task force to into into the problem. members included phil belfield. >> we did not see systemic problems we saw a distraction. >> reporter: instead belfield said it was a few bad apples. former county executive john leopold was conducted of misconduct. officers in his protection detail had helped him carry out his criminal activity. amidst the allegations, former chief james tier resigned. his replacement larry tolliver only lasted 10 days before stepping down. number one on the list was finding a new leader. kevin davis was appointed chief last month. >> all of the agencies suffer. this time around the police department suffered. >> reporter: other recommendations were to hire a private executive protection staff, increase ethic oversight. review the structure of the
department and improve internal investigations. >> people need to know that there are recourses. that the internal investigations unit is effective. >> reporter: now the report also found the department never completed its internal investigation. and to the officers that were involved with leopold and it recommended they do so. monique griego. >> for complete list of the reports recommendations you can log on to our website cbs baltimore.com then click on this story. oscar winning film director oliver stone weighs in on the controversy surrounding maryland nsa contractor edward snowden. vic carter is in the newsroom. >> snowden was granted asylum in russia after his disclosures produced uproar. the director of jfk praised
russia for doing the same thing. >> edward snowden is a hero to me. because he did it not for profit, to give secrets away that will hurt our country, i haven't seen evidence of that. he is doing it on conscious. he is threatening his life because of this. >> denise, back to you. >> oliver stone was in tokyo to promote his new film, the untold history of the united states. and bagad -- bigad shaban
has the story of the teenager that was kidnapped. >> she had a scared look on her face when we were coming up the trail. >> reporter: authorities spotted demaggio and anderson from the air. then a hostage rescue team went in on the ground. the 40-year-old was shot and killed by an agent. after he was given the opportunity to surrender. >> hannah and her father were reunited over the weekend and while one ordeal may be over the teenager now has to prepare for another. the funeral for her mother and little brother. the bodies of cristina anderson and ethan were found in their burned home. hannah was not aware of their death until she was rescued. her family members were celebrating her return but they're also in mourning. >> we had to totally focus on hannah, period. so now we can take our time to
grieve my daughter and my grandson. >> reporter: demaggio was a long time friend of the anderson family and like an uncle to the kids. but a friend of hannah says the 40-year-old confessed he had a crush on the teenager. bigad shaban. >> cristina anderson and her two children visited demaggio last sunday to say goodbye because he was planning to move to texas. the plane went down into the waters off eliket island last night. two men were rescued by both. both are doing okay. efforts are on the way to tow the aircraft to shore. time now for a quick look at some of the stories you will find in tomorrow morning's edition of the baltimore sun. more on the billion dollars sale of an annapolis based sale. and a look at the ledew topiary
gardens. and the terps look to stay healthy after a number of injuries last season. and look for the updated forecast. many of you may know the feeling from hugging a pet. a few years ago hospitals began bringing pets in to cheer up patients. and now those animals are doing much more. >> reporter: i imagine the best part of being a dog like chloe is when you go to work you don't even know it. and this is a place who can really use her help. chloe's job today is to work with austin the 5-year-old from alaska. austin was in the backseat of this car, as he road a head on crash, he died and was brought back. his spine a web of titanium a steel. >> okay can we plug in your sticker so we can throw the ball. >> reporter: his therapist knows it will be a good
session. khloe will not have it any other way. >> it makes him feel like he's at home with his pets. it brings joy to his life. >> is he older or younger than you? >> your five, so chloe is older than you. >> reporter: jennifer cleo began using three dogs to motivate children. >> a motivator, the dogs offer the children a sense of home. being in touch with the outside world outside of the hospital. then secondary to that. they have unconditional love and affection from the dogs. dogs do not judge us on our failures. >> reporter: in the years since bringing therapy dogs, 70 children have benefited. something this mother is grateful for. >> if he's having a good day.
the dog brightens his day, he's excited, it's awesome to have. and in order to keep that little boy here in baltimore for another four to six months his family has an online fund raising campaign going. we have a link of it on baltimore.cbslocal.com. and would you like to attend the price is right. come out friday from 15: -- 10 am to 2:00 p.m. good luck to you. >> i couldn't do it but bob turk would be great on that show. he knows the prices of everything. he memorize it is prices. me not so good. but i put on silly hats and costumes that part i would be good at. still to come, new twists
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pretty nice out there right now. might even see some of the meteor shower tonight if it stays clear. tomorrow we could see a good amount of rain, chelsea has that forecast. >> starting in the morning we will see rainfall during the morning commute. temperatures sitting in the mid- 70s. heading into the afternoon strong and severe thunderstorms possible. especially for areas east of i95 corridor. temperatures are going to be in the 80s tomorrow, mid-80s. as you head into the evening chances for showers and thunderstorms waning by the overnight hours. now let's go inside for bob with a look at the seven day. >> after tomorrow big changes. look at these temperatures, 82, 79. neighborhoods could get down to
the 60s wednesday night, thursday night. more sunshine again on friday. saturday a few more clouds a little warmer. that's just about average for the weekend. denise. >> thank you, bob. homicide detectives are still searching for the gun used in the aaron hernandez murder case. and now police are turning their focus to hernandez girlfriend as a possible suspect in disposing of the weapon. susan candiati has more. >> reporter: a fallen football star, aaron hernandez -- did the fiance of fallen football star aaron hernandez help him hide a weapon? that's a question investigators have. >> if she is tied into this conduct, she is an accomplice after the fact to a murder. >> reporter: a warrant revealed new affidavit. in the 10 days before hernandez
was arrested, fiance shayana jenkins was seen coming and going from his home. she's also seen on different surveillance videos leaving the house after receiving a strange message. his fiance puts a rigid object into the car and returns a half an hour later without carrying anything back inside the house. remember these surveillance stills taken inside hernandez' show him in the hours just before and after the murder of oden lloyd. holding what prosecutors believe is a gun. another defendant carlos ortiz allegedly told police that after the murder, hernandez put two guns into a lock box. warrants also were executed at a storage facility in bristol where hernandez allegedly rented a unit. authorities also searched a lake near his uncle's home and plan to search another pond in the coming weeks. >> even if a weapon is not
found, this appears to be a strong case against mr. hernandez. >> reporter: susan candiati, new york. >> he should -- hernandez was charged with lloyd's death but has not been indicted. three people were killed when a korean carrier slammed into the sea wall july 6. more than 300 people survived that crash. passengers can sue the carrier even after accepting compensation. the epa plans to examine a sand dune that collapsed last month burying a 6-year-old boy. nathan waysner was trapped under sand for more than three hours. the dunes national lake shore has been closed since that accident. geologists theorize a tree trunk decomposed in the dune causing the sand dune to
collapse swallowing the boy. eric holder wants to scale back sentences for nonviolent drug offenders. sarah merginer reports from washington, it is expected to help ease prison overcrowding. >> reporter: the u.s. attorney general eric holder wants to end harsh prison sentences for some drug related crimes. >> we need to insure that in incarceration is used to punish, deter and rehabilitate but not merely to warehouse and to forget. >> reporter: the sentence was made in the 80s to try to fight the drug war. almost half the inmates are there for drug related crimes. add many of them are low income and black or latino. this costs taxpayers more than $80 billion a year. >> every dollar that the doj spends keeping a nonviolent drug offenders locked up is a
dollar that could be used to spend bullet-proof vests for cops. >> reporter: now they're looking to change the way they are charged. >> we in the federal government can be smarter and tougher on crime. >> reporter: but former assistant u.s. attorney bill othis says mandatory minimum sentences have proven effective. >> there has been a big increase in the prison population but crime has gone down by 50%. >> more than a dozen states are already moving in holder's direction. shifting money away from prisons and to drug treatment centers. in washington, tara merginer, wjz eyewitness news. holder is also expanding justice department policy to allow elderly inmates who did not commit violent crimes and
have already served their sentences. last week the state department rushed to shut down 18 of its 19 embassies when it received word of the violent attack. there will be extra security at one of the locations once employees return. the high alert is to avoid an attack like the one in benghazi that killed four americans. the yemeni capital embassy will remain closed. the decision to postpone the crack down against two protests camps by muslim brotherhood supporters came after plans of ending the sit ins were leaked to the media. authorities were expected to take action this morning. officials say the move would have triggered more bloodshed. these two camps have been sitting out for days. investigations continue into
charges that he conspired with palestinian militants during the country's 2011 uprising. a wave of deadly attacks in iraq is raising fears of a return to sectarian war. at least 64 people were killed in bombings in baghdad during festivities. the islamic group of and umbrella groups are claiming they authorized the attack. >> there's a link between child delivery and the chances of the child having autism. >> reporter: a new study from duke medicine found that inducing labor and increasing the strength of contractions may raise the chances of autism especially boys. >> what we found is an elevated
risks of 35% in boys that were induced. >> reporter: doctors don't know exactly what causes autism but scientists suspect genetics and environment play a role. >> this study gives us another environmental factor that may be influencing risks for autism. again while these findings are preliminary and the risk was modest, it still raises some red flags. >> reporter: that's because about 20% of births in the u.s. are induced. and about 70% are augmented. but research does not show that these studies increase chances. >> it could be the circumstances of maternal health, or it could be the augmentation process itself. >> reporter: researchers say
you should learn about the circumstances so you can learn more about autism. >> when it came to girls the risk of autism only went up when the strengths of frequency of the mother's contractions were increased. a massive sink hole opens up near disney world in florida. plus harassment on the field. a disgusting act against adam jones. check in for more on these stories and all the day's breaking news coming up at 6:00. sports director mark viviano is live at ravens training camp, hello mark. >> reporter: how are you doing denise. ozzie newsom is the master of surprise. we will hear from the one coach who is familiar with ,,,,,,,,,,,
ravens uniform. mark viviano joins us with more on this story. baltimore raven fans are happy to hear this. >> reporter: it is an ever changing roster that takes on two significant additions in the past 24 hours. veteran wide receiver brandon stokley who played for the first team and dallas clark. both those guys brought in as the ravens filled voids from some early injuries. stokley on the field for training camp today wearing jersey number 80. he can help at debt at wide receiver. stokley and clark are both indianapolis colts. and caldwell worked with them at indy. >> when you look at them you can see that they've been productive. you know obviously the roles have changed over the years. they maybe haven't played quite as much in certain operations.
they have good blend of personnel additions were used. i spoke with brandon stokley, he said his son is just starting tackle football and had the ravens not called he would be a pee wee football coach right now. but instead he's a raven. the latest on the baseball bird. they play at arizona tonight. back to you for now. >> see you then, thank you mark. imagine if you could compute from new york to los angeles in less than an hour. there's an inventor who is exploring the technology and is calling it swing. billionaire entrepreneur william musk says it'll be cheaper than a bullet train. travelers will be in an enclosed tube and will be blasted through the air kind of like the old school mail
systems or from like at the bank too. when you're in that tube you're off 600 miles per hour. we have no word yesterday on when the tube would be built but they're taking investors. >> i guess that is not for someone who's chlostephobic. >> they can hand out tranquilizers with the coffee when you sit down. still ahead on the news. >> porter admits she hired the hit man that murdered her husband. now the jury has to decide whether this was self-defense or ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,
coming up on wjz news, deliberations in the case of the woman accused of hiring a hit man to kill her husband. why the defense says she was justified. i'm monique griego, coming up what the task force found in the investigation of the police department. i'm jessica kartalija, what a fan did to have jones taking to social media in anger. a nice day in baltimore, it's sunny with clouds around. how will things shape up for the evening and midweek? details in your first warning forecast. check in for these stories and all the day's breaking news, wjz eyewitness news at 6:00 starts now.
map disgusting act, orioles star outfielder adam jones harassed by a fan on the road. >> tonight what the fan did, the reaction and why jones may quit social media. hello everybody i'm denise koch. >> and i'm vic carter. here's what people are talking about tonight. >> another big win on the road for the orioles but outfield adam jones is crying foul. jones turned to social media to address the incident. >> reporter: many athletes use social media like twitter and facebook and instagram. but now adam jones is going online and saying a fan from